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Vietnam ranked 2nd best place in world for expats
Vietnam has been listed as the second best place in the world for expats to live, according to a new global survey. Taiwan placed first.
The Internations “Expat Insider 2019” survey found that 90% of expats in Vietnam said they were happy with their current life, compared to a global average of 74%.
The survey showed a dramatic improvement for Vietnam in its rankings, which took 14th place in 2018. Five key factors were used to calculate the rankings: quality of life, ease of settling in, personal finance, working abroad and family life.
Vietnam placed first in two of the categories, personal finance and working abroad. A total of 81% said that they were pleased with their finances, compared to 64% worldwide. Some 75% of respondents in Vietnam said that their income was higher than needed to cover living expenses, against 49% globally.
The report surveyed 20,259 participants worldwide, scattered over 187 countries and taking in 182 different nationalities. Italy placed last.